Innovo hires two industry heavyweights

Innovo Group announces the appointment of two industry heavyweights alongside the launch of its Real Estate Development Team.

Pictured left to right: Brendon Moss, Managing Director and John Forrester, Chair, Real Estate Development at Innovo | BTR News
Pictured left to right: Brendon Moss, Managing Director and John Forrester, Chair, Real Estate Development at Innovo.

One of the leaders in development and innovation across the built environment – Innovo Group – has appointed industry heavyweights John Forrester and Brendon Moss as the company launches its Real Estate Development Team.

John will serve as Chair as the company builds its operations across geographies, and Brendon joins as Managing Director. The pair’s expertise and experience demonstrate Innovo’s commitment and ambition to deliver the highest quality, contemporary projects in London and beyond.

“The launch of the Innovo Real Estate Development team demonstrates the scope of our ambition in London. John’s experience and strategic guidance alongside Brendon’s deep expertise in the sector will bring the knowledge and energy that will enable Innovo to take on the opportunities we are seeing in London. It is an exciting time for Innovo and for London and the UK, and I am looking forward to working with both John and Brendon to see what we can achieve together.”

Bishoy Azmy, CEO, Innovo Group

John has over 35 years’ experience in property and real estate. Most recently, he served as Group CEO and Global President at Cushman & Wakefield from July 2017 to December 2023. John has worked on some of the most high-profile projects both in the UK and globally.

He is also a Special Adviser to Related Argent, one of the largest privately-owned property and urban regeneration businesses in the UK, who most recently announced a Japanese investment for its latest phase of Build to Rent homes at Brent Cross Town.

At Innovo, John will provide strategic direction to the company, supporting the Real Estate Development Team.

“Innovo has built some of the most important buildings in the UAE over the past 35 years, and I look forward to working with the team to bring that wealth of experience and expertise to wider markets. There is so much opportunity and potential. The UK needs more companies like Innovo to take on the challenge of creating new and immersive spaces that contribute to their communities. I’m eager to play my role in supporting those efforts.”

John Forrester, Chair, Real Estate Development, Innovo Group

Brendon joins Innovo from Auriens Group where he was Head of Development since 2017. Previously, he worked for Qatari Diar, overseeing the redevelopment of the Chelsea Barracks, and prior to that he was a Director at Land Securities and Tishman Speyer.

At Innovo, Brendon will lead the operations of the Real Estate Development team.

“It is exciting that a company with the experience and scale of Innovo is entering the UK market and looking to invest and grow in London. Establishing a development team based in London is just the first step in the journey as we look to tap into the vast potential here. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together and creating some exceptional spaces across London and beyond.”

Brendon Moss, Managing Director, Real Estate Development, Innovo Group

Innovo is a leader in urban development, specialising in the design, engineering and construction of city projects spanning four continents. The company is headquartered in London and has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Cairo, Senegal, Angola and Riyadh.